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Lawrence Welk
March 11, 1908 - May 17, 1992
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.


We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.


You know, it's a long world.


I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.


The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful. I tend to grow slowly, but solidly.


When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh.


I just had an idea that went right over my head.


I knew nothing of the real life of a musician, but I seemed to see myself standing in front of great crowds of people, playing my accordion.


If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.


By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.


Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine, they played so well.


There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.


If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.


If they can't hum it after we play it, it's not for us.


One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.


I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.


This is the best biography by me I have ever read.


Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.


I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band.


Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.


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